For many couples, Valentine's Day means a fancy dinner out complete with flowers, chocolate and sparkling wine. But with Valentine's Day profits expected to reach $18.6 billion this year, fast-food restaurants are looking to get in on the holiday craze. Why have an expensive steak dinner when you ... More >>
Maybe it's just the early stages of this morning's RFT Best of St. Louis 2012 Hangover, but this Twitter spat cracked us up. First, the official Oreo Cookie account tweeted this: See Also: - "Gut Check Test Dunks the Dipr, 'The Ultimate Cookie Spoon'" - "Trying the Baskin Robbins Chocolate Oreo ... More >>
Gut Check rejoiced at this morning's news that the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. ObamaCare. Of course, we already have health care, but we know that unemployment is only one terrible blog post away (this one, perhaps), and we suffer from a debilitating preexisting con ... More >>
Ice cream flavors have gotten increasingly bold in their flavor combinations. Take, for example, Baskin-Robbins' newest creation: French Toast. For those who enjoy adventurous flavors, you can get your fix locally at the Bleeding Deacon Public House (4123 Chippewa Sreet; 314-772-1813) where bacon- ... More >>
Evan C. JonesIn the ever adventurous spirit of blurring the lines between ice cream as a sweet treat and ice cream as pure gluttony, Baskin-Robbins has unveiled its new flavor of the month: French toast. "I never thought of the breakfast and ice cream combination," manager of local Baskin-Ro ... More >>
Robin WheelerBeckie Jacobs, owner of Serendipity Homemade Ice Cream, with her son, Jason"I always liked ice cream. I wouldn't say I was passionate about it. I was passionate about baked potatoes," says Beckie Jacobs, owner of Serendipity Homemade Ice Cream, over bagels and coffee across the stree ... More >>
When Gut Check learned that the Chocolate Oreo Milkshake at Baskin Robbins had been named the worst food in America, checking in at 2,600 calories and 263 grams of sugar...well, we just had to try it! The grim results and the rest of the month in review after the jump.
While Gut Check is on vacation, enjoy highlights from the past two years. Men's Health magazine has released its annual "Worst Foods" list. Scoring the top spot as the absolute worst food in the country? A large Chocolate Oreo Shake from Baskin Robbins. This bad boy has 2,600 calories, 135 grams of ... More >>
The Baskin Robbins Chocolate Oreo Milkshake is the gift that keeps up on giving. Gut Check's post on the 2,600 calorie behemoth leads off this week's episode of Diggnation, the Internet TV show that highlights submissions to Digg. The milkshake segment begins about 1:50 into the show. And, yes, that ... More >>
Here at Gut Check International Headquarters, we just can't get enough of the hoopla surrounding the free Grand Slam breakfast offer at Denny's. Even today, two days after the fact, we find ourselves thinking about it, dreaming about it, wondering if -- no, when -- it will happen again.But we clearl ... More >>
...but who will make it for me?Yes, it's the Bacon Explosion, now officially more than just an Internet sensation thanks to an article in today's New York Times dining section.The Bacon Explosion is the creation of the Burnt Fingers BBQ team, as posted on their BBQ Addicts Web site. It's a weave of ... More >>
Men's Health magazine has released its annual "Worst Foods" list. Scoring the top spot as the absolute worst food in the country? A large Chocolate Oreo Shake from Baskin Robbins. This bad boy has 2,600 calories, 135 grams of fat (59 of which are saturated), 263 grams of sugar and 1,700 milligrams o ... More >>
As its name might suggest, the Fountain on Locust is a throwback to the days of soda fountains and lunch counters, of phosphates and ice-cream floats. If that doesn't offer enough opportunities for nostalgia, the restaurant occupies the former Stutz showroom along what was once Locust Street's autom ... More >>
I attended two separate golf tournaments this past Saturday, and, to be honest, neither one was really my cup of tea.
Survivors of Myanmar's devastating cyclone face severe food shortages. (CNN) Restaurants are feeling the pinch of the higher cost of rice. (AsianWeek) Irvine Robbins, co-founder of Baskin-Robbins ice cream, has died. (New York Times) Häagen-Dazs is trying to educate the public about collapsing h ... More >>
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